أَتَأْمُرُونَ النَّاسَ بِالْبِرِّ وَتَنسَوْنَ أَنفُسَكُمْ وَأَنتُمْ تَتْلُونَ الْكِتَابَ ۚ أَفَلَا تَعْقِلُونَ
Surah al Baqarah [2:44]
They preach people and encourage them to do good and they forget themselves. And you recite the book also, is there no sense in you?
This fits perfectly on today’s Ulema.
Here God is complaining that you are teaching and preaching others to become good but you forget yourself. You recite the Holy Book and scriptures but you seem to have no sense (Aqal) in your head. There is a defect it’s not simply a case of hypocrisy, it’s not simply a case of being practical or impractical. There is more to it. You encourage others to become good but you don’t remind yourself the same. It’s about some kind of defect and that defect is controlled by Shaitan.
When your Aqal is affected, when the power of intellect is controlled by some alien power, then you don’t know what you are doing. You don’t see your defects. You only see wrong in others and this happens when you think very high of yourself. When you think you can never make a mistake, then you will never have this thought in your head that what you are reciting, you should also act upon it. You will tell people that according to Quran, we should not backbite, we should not slander. But at the same time you are doing the same, you are also involved in all the sins you are asking people not to do.
وَالَّذِينَ كَفَرُوا وَكَذَّبُوا بِآيَاتِنَا أُولَـٰئِكَ أَصْحَابُ النَّارِ ۖ هُمْ فِيهَا خَالِدُونَ
Surah al Baqarah [2:39]
People who have rejected my signs and made a lie about it, they are the companions of hellfire. They will eternally live there.
رَبَّنَا إِنَّكَ جَامِعُ النَّاسِ لِيَوْمٍ لَّا رَيْبَ فِيهِ ۚ إِنَّ اللَّـهَ لَا يُخْلِفُ الْمِيعَادَ
Surah Aal-e-Imran [3:9]
O’ our Lord, one day you will gather all humanity and in this there is no doubt. Allah does not go against his promise. [Refers to Ummat-e-Wahida]
Nazar ul Bashar and Abdul Bashar are two different types of obtaining enlightenment. To worship God is the only apron of Spirituality and religiosity. Humanity was not aware of the other type of method. People were not aware of Nazar ul Bashar because Nazar ul Bashar is the method of rendering enlightenment to selected individuals and this method was adopted by God alone. This is why no messenger and no prophet had to find a Spiritual Guide.
HDE Gohar Shahi said in His book: Can anyone become a prophet by virtue of worship?
No messengers and no prophets had to find a Spiritual Guide and they did not have a Spiritual Guide. Were they already enlightened by birth? No, they were not. They were not enlightened when they were born, then how did it happen? How did they become enlightened? How did they have all this discerning and all this knowledge and this power of distinction? People only know about revelation from God. They do not know how does revelation of God come about and descend on that particular individual. Before a potential prophet-to-be is able to receive a revelation from God, he has to have an enlightened heart.
The problem with most people is they do not stimulate their brain. They do not ponder. When they do not understand anything, they say God will do it. If you ask a Muslim especially, most of these Muslims will not want to hear what I am saying about a prophet or messenger not being enlightened at the time of his birth. They derive the wrong meaning from the sayings of the Prophet. When the Prophet said I had already been a prophet even before my arrival in this world what do you think people will understand? They will say when he was already a prophet then how come his Nafs was not purified? This could be their argument. But then again Prophet Mohammad himself said, ‘When a man is born a Satanic Jinn is born with him also,’ and his companions asked him, ‘was that Satanic Jinn born with you too?’ Prophet Mohammad said, ‘Yes, but later he became enlightened in my company.’
Now, how does a prophet or a messenger-to-be get enlightened and how does it happen? How his heart is revived and how he obtains mortification of the Self and Ego when he apparently doesn’t have a Spiritual Guide? He is not initiated by a man, then how all that process of purgation, mortification and purification comes about?
These potential prophets and messengers, and the process of enlightenment, is taken care of by God. But even when God does it, there is a system. For example, God is the Provider (Raziq). You believe that but then do you still work? God is the Provider but you still work. Why do you have to work when God is the Provider? You have no answer. Similarly, God enlightens the prophets and the messengers and he uses his assistant Gabriel. Gabriel appears before the potential prophet and messenger. What does he do? Now, there is no doubt that Prophet Mohammad had already been a prophet before he came here. But when he came into this world, Quran said for the first time Gabriel appeared before him, he said:
اقْرَأْ بِاسْمِ رَبِّكَ الَّذِي خَلَقَ
Surah al Alaq [96:1]
Prophet Mohammad said, ‘انا لىس بقارئ’ and he said it three times. Then Gabriel held him against his chest and squeezed him very tight and God’s name was transferred from his chest into the heart of Prophet Mohammad. This was the process of enlightenment.
Individuals may argue with me and say Prophet Mohammad had already been pure and he was already a prophet even before he came here and he doesn’t need more purification. Then I say to them, before Prophet Mohammad came into this world, wherever was he? Was he living in his body? It was just his soul. The rank of Prophet-hood and Messenger-hood was rewarded to his soul and then finally the soul was sent into this world and the body was created. The body and other Lataif (subtleties of the breast) needed to be activated because when the soul was there, the soul was not accompanied by the Lataif. The only time when Lataif are accompanied by the soul and Nafs is the time when you are in your body and you are on earth.
Before your birth, your reality is confined to the being of your soul. That’s all you are. When you are born into this world it doesn’t matter who you are, you may be common man or you may be Moses. It doesn’t matter. For example both a common man and Moses fall into a ditch and it is muddy, do you think the prophet will not get dirty only the common man will? The body can never be completely pure because there is no messenger, no prophet who came into this world and didn’t have to go to the toilet. This is based on reality.
This world, the Realm of Nasout, was designed to favour inhabitancy of Jinnat and this is why everything that we have in the Realm of Nasout is composed of Naar (Evil Energy). When you are breathing in air you are breathing in Naar. When you are eating food you are consuming Naar. The system in this Realm of Nasout runs off Naar. The word ‘Nasout’ is a Suryani word and Nasout means to breathe. When we go to Realm of Malakout we don’t breathe. Being a composite in a body, living in a body is not any way lesser in degree than living in hell. When your inner eye is open most of the time you peep into your body and see there is bag in your body that has 10kg of shit. Then you have blood and blood is dirtier than shit. Then do you know how meat is formed? You churn milk and keep churning it and when it’s churned well the layers of milk start making threads and those tiny threads form a stream of heavy threads. Similarly the movement of blood in our body is like the blood is churned and the formation of lean muscles comes from the churning of the blood and this churning of the blood turns into threading of meat and then layers of those meaty threads piled upon becomes a muscle.
In the Spiritual World it is said that at least once a week you should travel inside yourself. In order to purify your body you meditate and one of your own Jussas (souls) that have gone out of your body and are purified, you ask them to enter your blood stream and go in every nook and cranny of your body and wherever they find any obstacle or any clots, not the usual clots where a drop of blood becomes thick and forms a stone, but another clot. Some clots are formed with blood and Naar and they are like bubbles in blood. Whenever you have those bubbles of Naar in your body you will feel that area is warm. This body is all impurity. You have to watch over the percentage of purity of your body every day. When you shit you don’t want to see it but before you see it, it was part of your body. You can understand how pure you are. Do you think you will see God with this body? Do you think God will accept the worship of this body? God is pure light. God is a composite of pure Noor. You will only develop acquaintance with God when you awaken something which has no composite of Naar; something which can become 100% pure and that can be your soul not your body. God doesn’t even want to look at your body. Hadith:
... إنَّ الله لا ينْظُرُ إِلى أجْسَامِكُمْ ، ولا إِلى صُوَرِكمْ ، وَلَكن ينْظُرُ إلى قُلُوبِكمْ
He doesn’t want to look at your body nor any deeds done by the body.
When you go into a mosque and you offer Salat God is upset. Why? Your heart is Jahil, dark. There is no Noor in your heart and you are standing there and Naar is released from your body. That is why God said in Quran, from you, Shar (mischief) rises to me and from me Khair (mercy) descends on you. This is why Mohammad said, ‘La Salat Illa bil Hazoori-e-Qalb.’ Without the presence of the heart in that Salat, your Salat is just a form of physical activity/exercise. You are releasing Naar only. If you are saying:
(٤) وَلَمْ يَكُنْ لَهُ كُفُوًا أَحَدٌ (٣) لَمْ يَلِدْ وَلَمْ يُولَدْ (٢) اللَّهُ الصَّمَدُ (١) قُلْ هُوَ اللَّهُ أَحَدٌ
Surah al Ikhlaas [112:1-4]
Do you think when you read this you generate any Noor?
HDE Gohar Shahi: The ayah of Quran like you have now have no Noor but there is a system in which you recite the ayah a specific number of times and then Noor is generated.
For example recite Surah al Muzzammil eleven times and then you generate Noor from this Surah. One time reading it doesn’t do any good. So when you are standing in Salat and saying ‘Allahu Akbar,’ do you think you are generating Noor? But if the door of your heart is open and Gods name is already pounding in your heart then recitation of Quran from your mouth will mingle with the repetition of God’s name inside your heart then it will generate Noor. Without the presence of the heart you are just standing in Salat and recitation of Quran by your mouth does not produce Noor, only mischief rises from your side no matter how many times you recite the Quran. Without the given method by God you do not make any Noor. This is why people recite Quran every day and they have no Noor in them. This is why people offer Salat everyday but their Salat does not stop them from bad deeds. The Quran says:
إِنَّ الصَّلَاةَ تَنْهَى عَنِ الْفَحْشَاء وَالْمُنكَرِ
Surah al Ankaboot [29:45]
Salat will stop you from bad deeds, from indecent acts and prohibited deeds
But you see people in Pakistan have a turban on their head and a beard on their faces, they are Musaleen (offer prayers regularly) and they are breaking into banks, looting and plundering and involved in adultery and all major sins. Why their Salat is not stopping them from committance of bad deeds? Where is their Salat? Do you think the Quran is lying? It’s God’s word. The Quran, Bible, Torah and Talmud cannot be wrong. There is something wrong with your Salat. God is right when God said you are reading Quran and telling other to do good, but you forget that you also should do the same. You are reciting the Quran, is there no intellect in your head?
If you are ill you go to the doctor and if the medicine doesn’t work you complain. The Quran said Salat will stop you from prohibited deeds and indecent acts and you become a regular Musalee and go to the mosque five times a day and you have been doing it for many years and you are doing everything you used to do before you became a Musalee. It’s just a mind over the matter. I’m doing something not producing results what should I do now? If my Salat is not stopping me from bad deeds who should I complain to? You don’t even think this divine method of Salat is not working on you. You don’t think God is right to say you have no sense in your head and still you don’t care you don’t think about it. You don’t have this thought in your head, 'Why am I still doing the same shit that I used to do before I was a Musalee?' It’s very easy to understand! You are diseased, you saw a doctor he prescribed a medicine and you take that medicine and you keep taking it. You finish the course. It’s not possible you start a course of antibiotics, finish it, and the disease is still there. Antibiotics are not good for your health, but then again when you finish the course and still you are not well, you would be really worried and you would see the doctor again and say, 'What’s wrong? What should I do? Am I dying?' You are very conscious about your health by you are not conscious about your Emaan (faith) and life hereafter. The ritual of reciting the Quran, Bible, Torah and Talmud and by going to the temple and church and mosque you think this is a burden on you, and you just want to run from the mosque and the churches. If you tell them 'Your Salat is defected,' they don’t want to correct it. You are in the mosque because if you don’t do it you think you are going to enter hellfire. You close your eyes and think the lion has disappeared but that is not the case.
People in this day and age are health conscious they are not God-conscious or spiritual health conscious. They think this life is the only form of life. Loot plunder do anything you want to do and even then you are a Saint of God. This is the case with everybody.
The ones who live here in the west they have no fear they don’t have this instilled in their brain that this is a sin so they are doing it. You can trust them they are not doing anything bad in the toilet except shitting. When it comes to Pakistani boys and girls they want to be like Mariam and Bibi Fatima; behind your eyes, they are Monica Lewinsky. You see his sin and his sin but you do not see your sins and this is the meaning of this verse. You tell humanity do good but you do not tell yourself do good. So this body is impure.
Now, can a prophet be born without a Latifa-e-Nafs? Why? If you don’t have Latifa-e-Nafs what will happen? Some spiritual people who do not have either this spiritual knowledge or a mighty Spiritual Guide so they kill their Nafs and their Nafs die, but they still live.
HDE Gohar Shahi: Kill your Nafs if you cannot purify it
So tell me is it possible that you have a body but you don’t have a Latifa-e-Nafs in it? Can a body survive without the Latifa-e-Nafs? What will be the impact? HDE Gohar Shahi says to purify the Nafs. Now, Prophet Mohammad is the beloved of God. Evil is exempted from Prophet Mohammad and Nafs is an evil soul. But why is it important to have a Latifa-e-Nafs? In the physical world, if Prophet Mohammad did not have Latifa-e-Nafs, he would not eat anything. He would not marry any woman; he would not look at any woman. He would not want to taste anything and he would not want to preach anybody. Why? You have this inclination of meeting people because you have a Latifa-e-Nafs in you; the Nafs has the inclination of meeting people. Why did Christian hermits seclude themselves and enjoy a spiritual life? They killed their Latifa-e-Nafs and when the Latifa-e-Nafs is killed, then you want to sit alone. You don’t want to eat anything you don’t want to meet any woman. You just want to live alone. No food, nothing. But in order to survive you will eat anything. So, if Prophet Mohammad was not given a Latifa-e-Nafs then Prophet Mohammad would not enjoy eating in this world, he would not want to meet anybody. He would spend all his time in seclusion and he would become a recluse. Because of Latifa-e-Nafs, you want to see people, you want to eat good food and put on good clothes. Now if the Latifa-e-Nafs is impure, you want to obtain all these things the bad way and when it is purified you want these things the good way. That is the difference. Therefore Prophet Mohammad was also given a Latifa-e-Nafs and Latifa-e-Nafs is given to all whoever they are. Prophet Mohammad was a Prophet even before he came here but before he came here wherever he was this body was not accompanied. Lataif were not accompanied, there was no Latifa-e-Nafs and when he came into this world, the Nafs and Lataif were inserted.
Coming into this world is like falling into a ditch. You need to take a shower. You are pure but you fell into a ditch so now you need to clean yourself. But if God says to you I push you into a ditch but when you get dirty I will give you a shower don’t worry. This is what happens when a prophet is born. By being born in this world all the dirt he accumulated, God takes care of it through the method of Nazar ul Bashar. When a common man is born he falls into a ditch and he is there forever, unless somebody comes and says you are in the ditch. When a common person is born he is in a ditch of dirt and sins and he is doing everything. Then we have Murshid-e-Kamil (Perfect Spiritual Guide) and he says, 'Come purify yourself, come out from that ditch.' Some people try to come out from the ditch and they succeed and some don’t want to come out. They say it’s very difficult, ‘I can’t do it.’ If you are a common man or Saint of God being born into this world is like being born into dirt. You need to take a shower because you are not a prophet or messenger. There is no divine facility of a shower. Don’t take it for granted that as soon as you come out of the ditch there will be a shower from God.
People do not know that they are living in the world and it’s like living in the dirt. They need to come out of the dirt. First of all they need to understand that when they come out they need to take a shower. If you have taken a shower you are pure and in the Quran a pure one is a Mutaqee. For a common man, there are so many problems. The common man is like a frog of the well. The frog is in the well and he thinks, 'This is my world and there is nothing outside this well. This is the entire world.' In a similar way when a common man is in the ditch, in this world, he thinks, 'This is the world. This is life: you go to a college, get a degree, find a job, get married, have children, raise them, get old and die. That’s it.'
Then comes a Saint of God and they tell you, what are you doing this world is very temporal when you die you will travel into the world of eternity. If you do good here that eternity will be good for you forever and vice versa. Some people understand it and Spiritual Guides tell you how to take a shower. In a normal shower there is a big mouth of the shower and water comes down in abundance but when the Spiritual Guide tells you how to take a shower, you spend 12 years in trying to reach your heart and when finally your heart is initiated, Noor is generated and produced drop by drop in your heart. Just imagine if you were to receive one drop of water after a minute how would you take a shower? This is if you are a Dhakir-e-Qalbi. If you were to take a shower and only one drop of water was to come after one minute, it’s so frustrating. When you become a Dhakir-e-Qalbi, Noor comes to you in small droplets. This is why the Nafs requires 12 years for purification. This is why Spirituality is very difficult.
But glad-tidings for the people of this era because Imam Mehdi is here, we do not need an individual shower and you do not have to look for a shower! Forget about droplets of Noor. The shower that showered purity on the prophets and messengers was a single-wired shower. Now Imam Mehdi Gohar Shahi has introduced a shower that has seven water-pipes, a pressure shower. This is even better than Nazar ul Bashar. But this seven-piped shower is not for everybody, it is for those who want it.
Jesus Christ didn’t like anything. He didn’t like to see women he didn’t like to spend time with people, he didn’t have any comforts of life he didn’t like any luxury of life. He had the expertise of austerity (Zohad-e-Kamil). When he was born, if Jesus had Latifa-e-Nafs in his body, then his statement of being a prophet in infancy did not have any authority. If Jesus had Latifa-e-Nafs in his body then what he said while he was still an infant would be subject to doubt. In the presence of Latifa-e-Nafs how do we believe he is right? There was a Latifa-e-Nafs for him but not in the body.
It is not possible for somebody who has come from Alam-e-Ghaib (Unseen World) to allow Latifa-e-Nafs in the body where there is Rouh Allah. Therefore the Latifa-e-Nafs of HDE Gohar Shahi has always been outside HDE’s body. Most of the time people met with Latifa-e-Nafs of HDE.